Summary: As a replacement for my Technics Receiver, this was very easy to set up, and the reception of both bands (AM/FM) was great. The separation and sound quality was unmatched and much improved over my Technics Receiver. I would recommend this to friends.
Excerpt: I find no CONs, but only PROs about this receiver. The sound quality is great and doesn't sound muffled as did my old TECHNICS receiver. The reception in both AM and FM are very clear and easy to tune to the right station without "jiggling" the dial to tune in stations---they are precise.
Summary: I use this with a matching Yamaha CD-S300 Cd player and am completely satisfied. Indeed, unlike some much costlier equipment I have owned, these two machines run smoothly and flawlessly. I am using them with Wharfedale Diamond 10.1 standmount speakers, biwired, and am delighted with what I hear.
Summary: First Impression... This is replacing an aging (30 year old) and slowly failing Luxman R114 Receiver. The FM performance is better than the Luxman's, but, after 30 years, we would expect that. I have not yet tried AM reception, CD or Phono.